Most pool owners end up having to replace their vacuum head because the brushes on the bottom have either flattened out or fallen off. Store it upside down and out of the sun! In the winter when it is not being used, keep it away from chlorine.
Solar covers maintain heat in the pool, keep debris out, and help attract heat from the sun. If you only use a solar cover at night, it helps to keep the heat from escaping.
Baking soda will increase your pool’s alkalinity levels, but only go this route if you need to bump up the alkalinity just a little. Baking soda is more powdery than your standard Alkalinity Increaser and may cause your pool water to be cloudy.
It can cost up to $250 to close down an above ground pool. Learn how to do it yourself:
Inground pools with mesh safety covers will not have this problem. Make sure you use a pool cover pump and get the water off the top of the cover. When the cover is dry, use a broom and get as many leaves and debris off the top of the cover as you can.
During the hottest part of summer, it is recommended to run your pool for 10 to 12 hours a day. Keeping the water clean and moving will help to prevent algae growth and other problems. When the water is colder, it is harder for algae to grow, so you can cut back to running your pool for only 6 hours a day.
Get a jump-start on the season! Stock up on chlorine and shock since you will be using them all summer!
The peak hours for most electric companies are from 7am-7pm during the week. This is the time when it costs the most money to use electricity. Run your filter during the off-peak hours to save cash.
Shocking your pool every week helps maintain a healthy and clear pool.
Robotic pool cleaners have mesh filters that collect debris and filter the water. While running your robotic cleaner while the filter and pump are not running, you are saving money and keeping your pool clean.
By adding chlorine stabilizer to your pool water, it will help keep the chlorine in your water longer to fight what it needs to keep your water sanitized.
Limit your pool water evaporation by making sure your pool is covered when not in use, check for leaks, minimize splash out, and don’t backwash your filter too much!